Saturday, March 5, 2016
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The Oregon State Beavers travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Beavers come into this game with an overall record of 17-11 and a road record of 3-7. They are 14-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 17-10. The Bruins have an overall record of 15-15 and a home record of 11-5. They have an over/under record of 17-13 and they are 11-19 against the spread.
Gary Payton comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Beavers. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 10.2 points per game in 20.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game for Oregon State. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Isaac Hamilton averages 16.9 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bruins. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Bryce Alford averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Oregon State averages 71.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 194th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 169th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 96th in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 246th and 151st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 54th with 11.3 per game. The Beavers allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 127th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 143rd and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 213th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 238th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in the Division 1.
UCLA averages 77.6 points per game this year which ranks them 60th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 76th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 70th in the nation. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 36th respectively. In the turnover department the Bruins rank 130th with 12.2 per game. The Bruins allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 262nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 115th and 166th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 226th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 253rd place in the nation. The Bruins force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 281st in college basketball.
The Beavers average 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Beavers have an offensive rating of 105.4 and they assist on 53.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Oregon State turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.5%. The Beavers give up 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bruins score 80.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.1 points per game. The Bruins have a rating on offense of 107.5 and 55.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. UCLA turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.9%. The Bruins give up 72 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 14-13 against the spread
The Oregon State Beavers are 17-10 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 11-19 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 17-13 against the over/under
Oregon State Beavers Injuries
11/18/15 G Kendal Manuel Leg out indefinitely
03/04/16 F Tres Tinkle Foot out indefinitely
02/20/16 F Daniel Gomis Leg out indefinitely
UCLA Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Oregon State
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